Trial Guides is now carrying the audiobook CD set of Gerry Spence's Win Your Case. While many of Gerry Spence's books are written for the public, we believe this is Spence's best book for lawyers, discussing many of his methods before a judge and jury.
Gerry Spence is America’s most renowned and successful trial lawyer of his generation, a man known for his deep convictions and powerful courtroom presentations on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers representing major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case, and has not lost a civil jury trial since 1969.
In Win Your Case, Gerry Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in the courtroom against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers how to can win cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial—from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself.
Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument.
To make a winning presentation, Spence teaches you to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. Your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. He teaches you to role-play through using psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument.
Contents include the power of discovering yourself, the power of your uniqueness, the power of listening to your client and others, the dangerous power of fear, the power of helping others, discovering the story of your client and your case, using psychodrama in your case preparation, Spence's unique method of voir dire, telling your case story in opening statement, telling the case story through witnesses in your case in chief through direct examination, exposing the truth during cross-examination, and "closing the deal" in final argument.